Intersectional Queer & Trans Arts in Scotland since 2009
"An art movement like no other."
– Nim Ralph, Open Democracy
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– Eric Karoulla, The Skinny
"Cachín Cachán Cachunga! really matters in contemporary Scotland...
(it) brings together a diverse group of artists, making it both
difficult to pigeon-hole and restlessly contemporary."
– The Vile Blog
"...something of a phenomenon."
– The List
CCC in 2016
In 2016, Cachín Cachán Cachunga! took part in 'Arts & Precarity: Forging New Solidarities' (Glasgow University), with a talk on CCC history and the neoliberal biases of current funding models. We also participated in the launch of 'Proud City' at People's Story Museum on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, which includes posters, photos and other historical information about CCC (on until the end of February 2017).
Our Programming & GoFundMe, 2015
Thanks to generous donations from our communities, Cachín Cachán Cachunga! hosted an exciting season of 3 community discussions and 5 Open Mics, plus 4 Health Lotteries with prizes like haircuts, counselling and massage from queer and trans practitioners.
Featured artists included Lake Montgomery, AB Silvera, Liz Cronin and Robert Softley Gale. We also held our first QTiPOC-only and disabled-only discussions, as well as an open talk on classism in LGBTQ+ communities. On 27th December we teamed up with BFI and SQIFF to offer free film screenings, followed by our free Holiday Survival Party.
Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is an independent Scottish arts collective that produces visual, recorded and live art by intersectional LGBTQ+ people. We are dedicated to creating safer spaces and discussions for trans, intersex and queer people facing complex oppressions.
Cachín Cachán Cachunga! creates high-quality artistic works about and by trans, intersex and queer people – with added emphasis on artists who are also racialised, people of colour, Black, indigenous, BME, asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, D/deaf, working class, working poor, ill, crip, disabled and/or from any related background/identity. We mentor and collaborate. We encourage risk-taking and experimentation.
Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is disability-led, and produces accessible arts events for both audiences and artists. We aim to provide level access, Braille, large print, audio description, film captioning, surtitling, BSL interpretation, quiet space and relaxed events. We celebrate intersectional identities, and encourage both emerging and established artists from our communities to develop their practice in a safe yet artistically challenging environment.
Curator / Disability Liaison: Sandra Alland
QTiPOC & Migrant Liaisons: Izdihar Alodhami, Chris Red
Trans & Gender Diversity Liaison / Production Assistant: Matson Lawrence
Technical Artists: Ariadna Battich, Ania Urbanowska
Started as a monthly cabaret event in 2009, CCC has continued to grow in both size and quality. In addition to professional large-scale performance events, we offer community-building events like Open Barbers & Potluck Brunch, Open Mics, and The Giant Queer-Ass Trans*-tastic Picnic. In 2014 CCC produced two large-scale visual art exhibitions with live performances – SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape at media education, and SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires at Patriothall Gallery.
Cachín Cachán Cachunga! has presented everything from performance poetry in British Sign Language to gay parrot puppets, from noise music to opera, from discussions on racism to interactive installations and collaborative photography. Other recent featured artists include Andra Simons, Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Cheryl Dunye, Dickie Hearts and Juli Saragosa.
More info: https://vimeo.com/album/2776527